February 5, 2016 Real Bride – May

May came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS in June ahead of her October wedding with a few ideas in mind for what she wanted for her wedding dress. Working together, we narrowed down the design to create a gown May absolutely loved. Featuring a perfectly tailored bodice of intricately beaded French lace, softly feminine removable sleeves draping off her shoulders, and volumes of delicate silk chiffon – May’s wedding dress quickly became one of my favourites!

We also created a cathedral length veil using matching French lace to perfectly match May’s dress as well as the removable sleeves worn for the ceremony and removed for the reception.

May also chose to complement her rose gold engagement ring (stunning!) with some exquisite rose gold embroidery hidden amongst the French lace. To do this I sourced a beautiful length of copper coated thread which was used extensively in gold work embroidery during the 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries.

May had these lovely words to say about her experience with KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS:

Kimberley is truly a talented and bespoke dressmaker and I simply could not have asked for more than what she has done for me. The entire experience was absolutely unique and Kimberley was with me every step of the way. She took in my ideas and worked with me to bring to life what every girl would call a ‘dream come true’. She was always very patient with me and really great at explaining and communicating her ideas and recommendations.

With only 5 months to create my gown, I am so grateful that Kimberley always made herself available for consultations and was flexible towards my schedule. With her help and guidance it definitely created a stress free environment which is so important for every bride-to-be.

I would definitely recommend KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS to all my family and friends and anyone else who is seeking a truly unique artist, as she should be their first and last stop! I cannot thank her enough!

– May

May’s dress was an absolute joy to create and looked incredible for her summery garden wedding at a Hunter Valley vineyard.

Congratulations again, May and George!
xx

PHOTOGRAPHER: Towards the Moon Creatives
LOCATION: Hanging Tree Wines, Pokolbin

 

Calico toile ready for the first fitting. Calico toile ready for the first fitting.
May's tailored wedding dress featured a fully structured built in bra for the perfect lift and fit. May's tailored wedding dress featured a fully structured built in bra for the perfect lift and fit.
Hand appliquéing the stunning French lace. Hand appliquéing the stunning French lace.
Delicate rose gold goldwork embroidery matched May's engagement ring beautifully. Delicate rose gold goldwork embroidery matched May's engagement ring beautifully.
Delicate silk covered buttons running the length of the back. Delicate silk covered buttons running the length of the back.
Vintage lace and a delicate blue bow - Something old and Something blue! Vintage lace and a delicate blue bow - Something old and Something blue!
Final fitting! Final fitting!